Welcome to Pennsylvania!

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As many of you know I just returned from a mini vacation in Pennsylvania. I decided to tag along with a friend as he visited his stomping grounds. I didnt really know what to expect when visiting PA- I cant really say that I had heard adoring stories about the state…but I must say that  I was pleasantly surprised. After trekking from SC to NC to VA to West VA to Maryland..we finally made it to Centre Hall, PA.  I have one word to describe this place: GORGEOUS! It looked like a postcard of country living. The rolling Allegheny mountains stand proud for miles—a mere backdrop to the  bountiful cornfields..planked  by the landmark “Round Barn”  The crisp air (it was a high of 80..it was 72 in SC when we left at 4am) was a welcome reprieve from the warm weather of an August Carolina heat. I wa also welcomed by some warn southern- eque hospitality from my friend’s family. Their farmhouse had views from every window and the garage was filled with four wheelers, golf carts, and  other delightul country toys.

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It was my using the golf cart that I discovered something I had not experienced before..Amish people…you know..horse..buggy…no electricity…long beards? I was fascinated by this and looked forward to investigating during the week. I will talk more about this later in this blog along with my visit to Grange Fair and State College to get some “sticky buns”  keep on reading!

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